Green and pink pixel patches all over my screen?

Good morning/afternoon/evening. I have come across a problem that I cannot solve and I need some help. You guys on here seem to know what you're talking about so.. this is the first place I came/am coming. Basically, here's what happened. The day before, I loaded up my Sims 2 game and it crashed. The next day, I opened google chrome as well as Bluestacks (an emulator), and these green and pink patches showed up on my screen. They flicker a lot as well. Here is a provided picture.


My display driver is a RADEON X700 PRO, and according to my computer it's ''working properly''.
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  1. Sounds like a GPU problem, possibly a damaged one, but I need a picture.
  2. Have you ever blown the dust out of your computer or video card?
  3. @zoog18 A picture of what exactly?
    @DelroyMonjo No, I don't believe that I have, should I try that?
  4. A picture of the problem
  5. The problem is most likely your graphics card, graphics driver, or monitor.

    1. If possible, update your graphics drivers.
    2. Dust the internals of your computer using a duster or compressed air. If you use a duster make sure that it is non-static.
    3. If your motherboard or processor has integrated graphics, connect your monitor to the motherboard, not the graphics card, to determine if the problem was the graphics card.
    4. If you have an extra monitor, try using that one to see if the problem was your monitor.
  6. Alright, so I did the first thing, and I cleaned out my computer, the fan, the graphics card, etc, and so far it seems fixed.
  7. Well,time for the update. After maybe ten minutes of web browsing and using the computer after I did clean things out the pixels have returned.
  8. Aniks said:
    Well,time for the update. After maybe ten minutes of web browsing and using the computer after I did clean things out the pixels have returned.


    It is most likely the graphics card. As the GPU is heating up it is outputting those green and pink pixels.
  9. Monitor your temps, and post them when the pixels appear.
  10. zoog18 said:
    Monitor your temps, and post them when the pixels appear.


    How do I do that?
  11. Aniks said:
    zoog18 said:
    Monitor your temps, and post them when the pixels appear.


    How do I do that?


    HWMonitor is a great program to monitor all kinds of temperatures in your computer.
    http://www.cpuid.com/downloads/hwmonitor/1.25-setup.exe
  12. Here are the temps with the pixels, hopefully you can read them?
  13. Can you screenshot the graphics card temperatures?

    Also this picture proved 100% that it is your graphics and not the monitor
  14. Where or what would I click to show the graphics card temperature?
  15. I should be further down in the window
  16. Hoping that you can see it now? Here's the entire window?
  17. Do you have integrated graphics or a graphics card?
    Your graphics card is not listed there
  18. That's weird.. I have a radeon graphic's card so I'm not sure why it isn't listed.. but there is also an integrated one, I just use the radeon one instead, or so i'm hoping
  19. It definitely looks like a graphics card problem.
    The pink pixel patch strip pattern stops at the edge of the HWMonitor window

    Do you have this problem in the mornings when the GPU is cool?
  20. Yeah. It happens exactly 15 minutes after shutting down and using the computer.
  21. Should I try taking out the video card, booting up the computer, and then putting it back in and rebooting it again?
  22. Il give you my opinion on how you should go about this, first I would run furmark for around 10 min, after this check for artifacts, I would also make sure all your drivers are installed and up to date. After doing this, post what happens, and we'll go form there. And also, wanted to mention this, the Radeon X700 Pro is an ancient GPU, it goes back to 2005, it could very well be that it's dying, it's over 9 years old.
  23. I think it's time to upgrade your GPU anyways
  24. zoog18 said:
    Il give you my opinion on how you should go about this, first I would run furmark for around 10 min, after this check for artifacts, I would also make sure all your drivers are installed and up to date. After doing this, post what happens, and we'll go form there. And also, wanted to mention this, the Radeon X700 Pro is an ancient GPU, it goes back to 2005, it could very well be that it's dying, it's over 9 years old.


    No matter what I click, it's saying "Could not switch to fullscreen mode, try another resolution."
  25. If there is a resolution setting in Furmark, set it to the native resolution of your monitor.
    If it is already set then I am very sure you have a problem with your GPU
  26. Here's what I got:
  27. There ya go, GPU temp too high

    I would recommend replacing your graphics card instead of improving ventilation in your case
    Newer graphics cards have better coolers also so a new card would give you better performance and solve heat problem
  28. In the meantime, can I remove the card and use the one built into my computer to prevent the green and pink patches? Is there anything I can do to continue using the computer w/o the patches?
  29. Sadly no, the Pentium E6700 has no onboard GPU, so you will have to replace the GPU to continue using the PC without the patches, however this brings up another point, the E6700 is a relic, it dates back to 2006. It may be time for a major PC upgrade or new one entirely.
  30. So there's no integrated video card that I can use in the meantime? Like, the one I had before I installed the radeon one?
  31. No, it doesn't have onboard graphics, but i would strongly urge you to start replacing things.
  32. zoog18 said:
    No, it doesn't have onboard graphics, but i would strongly urge you to start replacing things.


    Alright then, I'll get on that soon! Thanks everyone for the help!
  33. Wait what other card did you have before this Radeon?
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